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Shadow of the Holy Book

Pyhän kirjan varjo

Directed by Arto Halonen
Finland, Denmark, 2007


A documentary about Turkmenistan’s late eccentric dictator Saparmurat Nyazov and his bizarre hold over his country, which included, among other things, writing his own holy book. Also examines how multinational corporations colluded with and supported his rule.

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Shadow of the Holy Book Directed by Arto Halonen

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

2008 | Nominee: European Documentary